I have noticed a problem with the replay system, in its reporting of kills.
At the moment, it is misleading in the following way:
For example, I am looking at my replay list and on looking at the summary of one at the bottom right of the screen, I see that it reports that I have ‘3 Kills’ in this particular match.
So I go into the replay and bring it up to watch.
I hit ‘J’ to view the timeline.
I select the ‘Kills’ checkbox.
When looking at my timeline for the match, I can see only TWO red lines. Only TWO kills are reported.
Now the reason for this is because I ‘knocked’ a player (DBNOed), but a squad member in my team actually then finished him off.
In these cases, the kill is not displayed on my timeline, it is displayed on THEIR timeline instead (even though they were NOT awarded the kill statistically).
Now the mechanic currently, is that the kill of any player in a DBNO state, is awarded to the person who originally knocked them, UNLESS the player who finished them off, is in a DIFFERENT squad to the player who knocked them.
This is all fine and I like that logic, since it rewards the player who did the hard work knocking them down and prevents ‘kill stealing’ within squads.
But on the REPLAY system, it is misleading, since it is not so easy to track your kills.
So I have the following suggestions!
There should be THREE check boxes on the replay system timeline:
So in the following situation:
a) “Charlie was DBNOed by Giskard”
b) “Charlie was Finished by Adam”
c) “Giskard awarded kill for Charlie”
A - should appear only on Giskard’s replay timeline
B - should appear only on Adam’s replay timeline
C - should appear only on Giskard’s replay timeline
In this way, we will be able to easily track all knock downs, kills and finishes accurately.